Advanced Microsoft Project (MS Project) Course

Course Date Duration Location Registration
29/04/2024 To 03/05/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
27/05/2024 To 31/05/2024 5 Days Kempinski Hotel Nairobi
24/06/2024 To 28/06/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
22/07/2024 To 26/07/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
19/08/2024 To 23/08/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
16/09/2024 To 20/09/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
14/10/2024 To 18/10/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
11/11/2024 To 15/11/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
09/12/2024 To 13/12/2024 5 Days PrideInn Paradise Beach , Mombasa

Course Introduction:

Welcome to the "Advanced Microsoft Project (MS Project) Course," where you'll dive deep into harnessing the full potential of Microsoft Project, a powerful project management tool. In today's fast-paced business environment, effective project planning and management are critical for organizations to stay competitive and achieve their goals. This advanced course is designed to elevate your proficiency in Microsoft Project, enabling you to lead complex projects with confidence, optimize resource allocation, and streamline project workflows. Whether you're a project manager, team leader, or anyone responsible for project planning, this course will equip you with advanced skills and strategies to excel in your role.

 

Course Objectives:

The primary objective of this course is to equip participants with advanced knowledge and practical skills in Microsoft Project, enabling them to:

·         Master Advanced Features: Dive deep into Microsoft Project's advanced features and functions, including customizations, macros, and automation.

·         Optimize Resource Management: Learn advanced techniques for resource allocation, leveling, and tracking to ensure efficient resource utilization throughout your projects.

·         Streamline Project Workflows: Discover how to create and manage complex project workflows, automate repetitive tasks, and integrate Microsoft Project with other project management tools.

·         Enhance Reporting and Communication: Develop expertise in generating comprehensive project reports and dashboards, facilitating effective communication with stakeholders.

 

Benefits for Organizations:

Participation in this course offers numerous benefits to organizations involved in project management. By sending their staff to undertake this training, organizations can:

·         Improve Project Efficiency: Equip their project managers and teams with advanced skills to plan, execute, and monitor projects efficiently.

·         Enhance Decision-Making: Provide their teams with the ability to analyze project data and make informed decisions in real-time.

·         Optimize Resource Allocation: Ensure resources are allocated effectively, reducing bottlenecks and project delays.

·         Standardize Project Management Practices: Establish consistent and standardized project management practices across the organization using Microsoft Project.

 

Target Participants:

 

This course is ideal for professionals engaged in project management, including but not limited to:

·         Project Managers seeking to advance their skills in Microsoft Project.

·         Team Leaders responsible for managing projects and teams.

·         Project Coordinators looking to streamline project workflows.

·         Business Analysts involved in project planning and analysis.

·         Anyone interested in becoming proficient in advanced project management using Microsoft Project.

Course Outline :

Module 1: Advanced Microsoft Project Overview

1.1. Review of MS Project Basics

1.2. Introduction to Advanced Features

1.3. Navigating the Advanced Interface

Module 2: Customizing Microsoft Project Templates

2.1. Template Creation and Customization

2.2. Advanced Task and Resource Fields

2.3. Custom Views and Tables

Module 3: Advanced Task and Resource Management

3.1. Task Dependencies and Constraints

3.2. Resource Pools and Sharing Resources

3.3. Resource Calendars and Exceptions

Module 4: Managing Multiple Projects

4.1. Consolidating Multiple Projects

4.2. Master Projects and Subprojects

4.3. Cross-Project Linking and Dependencies

Module 5: Advanced Reporting and Dashboards

5.1. Creating Custom Reports

5.2. Visual Reports and Graphical Data Representation

5.3. Customizing Dashboards and Views

Module 6: Advanced Task Scheduling Techniques

6.1. Critical Path Analysis

6.2. Task Splitting and Delaying

6.3. Task Deadlines and Constraints

Module 7: Resource Leveling and Optimization

7.1. Resource Allocation vs. Resource Leveling

7.2. Resource Optimization Techniques

7.3. Managing Overallocated Resources

 

Module 8: Macros and Automation in Microsoft Project

8.1. Introduction to Macros

8.2. Automating Repetitive Tasks

8.3. Advanced Macro Development

Module 9: Advanced Cost Management and Budgeting

9.1. Advanced Cost Tracking

9.2. Creating Custom Cost Tables

9.3. Budgeting and Cost Control Strategies

Module 10: Advanced Collaboration and Integration

10.1. Collaborating with Team Members

10.2. Integration with Microsoft Office Suite

10.3. SharePoint Integration

Module 11: Critical Path Analysis and Project Optimization

11.1. Identifying and Analyzing Critical Paths

11.2. Project Optimization Strategies

11.3. What-If Analysis

Module 12: Managing Project Risks and Issues

12.1. Risk Identification and Assessment

12.2. Risk Mitigation and Contingency Planning

12.3. Issue Tracking and Resolution

Module 13: Earned Value Analysis and Performance Metrics

13.1. Understanding Earned Value Management (EVM)

13.2. Calculating EVM Metrics

13.3. Performance Analysis and Reporting

Module 14: Portfolio Management with Microsoft Project

14.1. Creating and Managing Project Portfolios

14.2. Portfolio Analysis and Decision-Making

14.3. Prioritizing and Balancing Portfolios

Module 15: Agile Project Management with Microsoft Project

15.1. Agile Methodologies and MS Project

15.2. Creating Agile Workflows

15.3. Agile Reporting and Burndown Charts

Module 16: Advanced Microsoft Project for Construction and Engineering

16.1. Construction Project Management with MS Project

16.2. Resource-Intensive Project Planning

16.3. Gantt Chart Customizations for Construction

Module 17: Microsoft Project Server and Online Integration

17.1. Introduction to Project Server and Online

17.2. Managing Enterprise Projects

17.3. Collaborative Project Management

Module 18: Case Studies in Advanced Project Management

18.1. Real-World Project Management Scenarios

18.2. Analyzing Complex Project Cases

18.3. Lessons Learned from Case Studies

Module 19: Microsoft Project Certification Preparation

19.1. Reviewing Certification Exam Objectives

19.2. Sample Certification Questions

19.3. Test-Taking Strategies

Module 20: Capstone Project: Applying Advanced MS Project Skills

20.1. Project Scoping and Planning

20.2. Resource Allocation and Tracking

20.3. Project Execution and Reporting

General Notes

·         All our courses can be Tailor-made to participants' needs

·         The participant must be conversant in English

·         Presentations are well-guided, practical exercises, web-based tutorials, and group work. Our facilitators are experts with more than 10 years of experience.

·         Upon completion of training the participant will be issued with a Foscore development center certificate (FDC-K)

·         Training will be done at the Foscore development center (FDC-K) centers. We also offer inhouse and online training on the client schedule

·         Course duration is flexible and the contents can be modified to fit any number of days.

·         The course fee for onsite training includes facilitation training materials, 2 coffee breaks, a buffet lunch, and a Certificate of successful completion of Training. Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses and arrangements, airport transfers, visa application dinners, health/accident insurance, and other personal expenses.

·         Accommodation, pickup, freight booking, and Visa processing arrangement, are done on request, at discounted prices.

·         Tablet and Laptops are provided to participants on request as an add-on cost to the training fee.

·         One-year free Consultation and Coaching provided after the course.

·         Register as a group of more than two and enjoy a discount of (10% to 50%)

·         Payment should be done before commence of the training or as agreed by the parties, to the FOSCORE DEVELOPMENT CENTER account, so as to enable us to prepare better for you.

·         For any inquiries reach us at training@fdc-k.org or +254712260031

·         Website:www.fdc-k.org

 

 

 

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